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SmilynStef
Cornfields of the midwest
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I have a 1949 copy of Popular Mechanics Magazine just for making cards for the men in my life. One of my brothers restores vintage electrical tools, so this birthday card is for him. I added stamps from AlteNew's Engineers... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Ingenious Inkling
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This card started is for the Washi Tape Challenge at the Paper Anthology Creation Inspiration Weekend. I started by adhering the gorgeous wide Pink Peonies Washi Tape from The Ton to pale yellow cardstock (I love how you can totally... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Ingenious Inkling
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I love these beautiful papers from P13 - The Four Seasons Summer. I paired them with the Layered Rose from AlteNew. I flipped the layout from Sketch Saturday using a sentiment from AlteNew Sincere Greetings. I'm joining another challenge at... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Ingenious Inkling
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This afternoon I created a card for the AlteNew Flower to Inspire Challenge. I used the purple and yellow for my AlteNew 3-D Peony Dream Dies and the deep green for my AlteNew Leaf Frame Cover Die. My layout and... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Ingenious Inkling
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This week's Wanderlust Art Journal theme starts a month of Serendipity. It was more of a free form lesson using sprays, paints, paper and pencil together with a large face image. I started with three colors of Dina Speed Wakley's... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Ingenious Inkling
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We're getting all SKETCH-y this week at Jingle Belles. I couldn't resist combining papers from adorable Doodlebug Polar Pals Collection. I added some purple bling to the sky and a sticker sentiment to finish the design. I can't wait to... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Ingenious Inkling
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Another week of blogland discoveries: Eight Ingredient Fudgy Brownies How to Relieve Stress by Stretching Satay Aubergine is going onto the list I love the look of a Tiled Table How do you Pop Popcorn? Caramelized Banana Oatmeal looks tummy-warming... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Ingenious Inkling
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Did you see the adorable little Unicorn Princess at the Fusion Card Challenge? She reminded me of my Unicorns at Play stickers from {a vintage girl} & her daughter. Remember, discount code SMILYNSTEF gets you 15% off your order. I... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Ingenious Inkling
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The current Unity Stamp Company February Challenge is to stock your Birthday card stash. I decided to also take my inspiration from the picture in the Just Add Ink Challenge. I looked for a Fern stamp in my Unity Stamp... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Ingenious Inkling
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The February Reverse Confetti Stock Your Stash Challenge is Encouragement & Congratulations Cards. I broke out my never-been-ink Reverse Confetti OMG Stamp Set and coordinating Confetti Cut Die and combined it with the current Mojo Monday Sketch. The designer papers... Continue reading
Posted Feb 22, 2021 at Ingenious Inkling
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After my failure to achieve a Clean & Simple card yesterday, I decided to go back to the Studio Table and try again to make a card for The Paper Players Feline Fine Challenge. I also combined it with the... Continue reading
Posted Feb 22, 2021 at Ingenious Inkling
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I wanted to make a Cat card this morning for several Challenges, so I chose the adorable Max form the Max & Millie Stamp set by Taylored Expressions. Since I was using Taylored Stamps, I decided to join her February... Continue reading
Posted Feb 21, 2021 at Ingenious Inkling
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In reflecting on this week's Wanderlust class I realized I've never really made art just for me ... just for the experience of making art. This week's Ephemera Theme from Renee Mueller was a theme of IDEAS ... getting your... Continue reading
Posted Feb 20, 2021 at Ingenious Inkling
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We're still celebrating a TEXT-y Christmas at Jingle Belles. I started with the Christmas page from a children's dictionary page for my card front. I stamped snowflakes from Concord & 9th Snow Flurry. I finished with a sentiment from the... Continue reading
Posted Feb 18, 2021 at Ingenious Inkling
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The Fox Challenge at CASology was the perfect opportunity to feature some Cute Foxes Stickers from {a vintage girl} & her daughter. Remember my Discount Code SMILYNSTEF gets you 15% off your order. I thought the two cuties with the... Continue reading
Posted Feb 18, 2021 at Ingenious Inkling
love those super-fun color combinations on the blooms
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Another week of blogland fun: I want one of these little crackle ghosts I often ordered Eggs Benedict when I traveled, but I've never made it at home I totally want a Dinosaur Pom Pom Luggage Tag (shown - and... Continue reading
Posted Feb 18, 2021 at Ingenious Inkling
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Sometimes when I do Gel Press printing, some of my favorite papers I make are the papers where I roll the excess paint or ink off my brayers onto a piece of cardstock. When I looked at one of the... Continue reading
Posted Feb 17, 2021 at Ingenious Inkling
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I needed to restock my masculine birthday cards, and sports-themed cards are always a good thing to have on hand. The papers and focal image are Doodlebug Goal!! paper with some Balloons & sentiment from Simple Stories Birthday Blast. The... Continue reading
Posted Feb 16, 2021 at Ingenious Inkling
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I spent my weekend enjoying a virtual Gel Press Retreat. I used my 5" x 7" press and learned lots of new techniques, including a good way to store it without getting bubbles (an ongoing problem I've had). One of... Continue reading
Posted Feb 15, 2021 at Ingenious Inkling
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I was blessed with a Saturday day of inky, painty, arty fun. I started by creating my own Ephemera for my Wanderlust class. I never thought of using bits of my own gel press prints to adorn my pages. I... Continue reading
Posted Feb 14, 2021 at Ingenious Inkling
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This week' at Jingle Belles we're celebrating all things TEXT. I started with an all-over texty piece of designer paper ... and then managed to cover most of it using this week's Sketch Saturday. I combined the paper with some... Continue reading
Posted Feb 11, 2021 at Ingenious Inkling
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When I saw The Male Room Challenge was Steampunk, I knew I had the perfect stickers from {a vintage girl} & her daughter. Remember discount code SMILYNSTEF gets you 15% off your order. I combined stickers from Steampunk, Gold Steampunk,... Continue reading
Posted Feb 11, 2021 at Ingenious Inkling
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I'm thrilled to be Guest Designing at The Ink Pad Blog today featuring Hero Arts Flower Power Layering Stamp Set, which was one of the stamp set in the Hero Arts early ShopBox Release. There are four layers for the... Continue reading
Posted Feb 11, 2021 at Ingenious Inkling
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Another week of skipping through blogland: Two over-ripe bananas equaled Banana Blondies this week lunchtime workouts Salted Pretzel Magic Bars love these ideas for Re-purposed Cabinet Doors (one shown) I miss my Grandma's Pimento Cheese Spread love Recycled Glass Green... Continue reading
Posted Feb 11, 2021 at Ingenious Inkling